Washington Free Beacon reporter Brent Scher found himself in a peculiar market on Feb. 26. The market being the abortion memorabilia market, with the item in question being failed Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’s pink sneakers from her 2013 filibuster of Texas pro-life legislation.
Scher recently wrote about his experience at the estate sale for Wendy Davis in Fort Worth, Texas, which he discovered through an online ad. Scher said he felt insecure about showing up “an hour and a half early for a 52-year-old woman’s attempt to unload her extensive collection of clothes and jewelry.” He was the first person there, but when people did show up, nobody judged him for it.
While he was told most people came for the costume jewelry, he said he “knew what I wanted—the pink sneakers she wore during her 11-hour pro-abortion filibuster.”
He was very disappointed to learn that other attendees were there for the shoes as well.
“Determined not to fail, I slowly crept closer to the entrance to make sure that once the doors opened I would be rewarded for being first in line,” Scher said.
And he was rewarded for it. “I saw the price on them, $120, and decided that was a steal in exchange for shoes that had been labeled ‘a talisman of feminism’ by Sally Kohn.”
This was all done sarcastically. Scher, a conservative journalist, said he “decided that to help Wendy” pay for her Austin residence.
“I would grab a few more items before I checked out.”
The author suggested that the sale was largely motivated by Davis’s desire to live an extravagant lifestyle, since she “had spent more than $130,000 in campaign cash to live in luxury apartments that offered a wide range of amenities during her months in the state capital.”
Scher did not say what he plans to do with the shoes.
Davis no longer holds political office. She has maintained the public spotlight as a speaker for Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion efforts.
Davis rose to fame when she wore the pink tennis shoes during an all-day-long filibuster of a pro-life bill to ban late-term abortions on babies up to the day of birth. Her shoes became a staple of pro-abortion politics. Davis not only lost her bid to stop the late-term abortion ban, but she also failed to win her gubernatorial bid in Texas. She lost in a landslide to pro-life Governor Greg Abbott.
The pro-life candidate who replaced Davis in the Texas state legislature later ignited a social media buzz over the pro-life boots she wore on the floor of the Texas state House.